Kelly Ripa is taking some time off from Live With Kelly and Michael after getting blindsided by Michael Strahan's sudden departure for a full time position at Good Morning America.
And though the longtime host is understandably livid over the secret shake up — so much that she has reportedly threatened to boycott the morning program until Strahan leaves — executives at ABC are confident the perky blonde isn't going anywhere!
According to production sources, it is highly unlikely that Ripa would leave the show out of anger, because she reportedly gets a pretty hefty salary — and has pretty expensive taste!
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Insiders told TMZ that even though Kelly makes almost $15 million a year, she spends most of it on her lavish lifestyle, dishing:
"She makes a lot of money, but she spends a lot of money, and so does [her husband]."
Just last year, Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos bought a big townhouse on the Upper East Side in New York City — and they also have a mansion in The Hamptons.
Wow, sounds like she has quite the setup!
Still, no one deserves to be blindsided like that — especially since she's been the heart and soul of the show for over a decade now!
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